Like the Hypno Diet, ‘How not to get fat’ aims to help you address your emotional relationship with food, to help you make a change. This book acknowledges that women are taught ‘how to diet, not how to eat’ and aims to rectify that.
‘How not to get fat’ is aimed at slim people who are starting to see a change in their body shape, but it is also good for people who have an unhealthy relationship with food and need to address that. The first two sections of the book covers everything including - how our bodies work, how we think, why we get caught up in diets and end up in an endless ‘boom and bust cycle’. The final section of the book entitled ‘How to eat so you never have to diet’ includes simple guidelines for you to follow and sample meal ideas.
There is also a long list of what you can eat and what you can’t, so you can be sure you are eating right. (The ‘can’t eat’ list includes only one ingredient and we bet you can’t guess what it is).
There are no fads in this book. Ian Marber simply encourages you to start applying common sense to your eating.
This book gets you thinking about how to change your attitude to food without the need for fad diets, because of that it doesn’t offer a straight-forward weight loss plan. If you like to follow simple diets then this may not be the book for you; but you should reap more benefits from addressing your issues with food by reading this book than you would on a diet that is likely to fail.